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This N.S. is s/n 1787XX,indicating 1919 production.It has a US Army Model 1917 marked butt & has the GHS inspector's stamp on the top left frame.The barrel's last patent date is Oct. 5,1926 & the barrel is stamped "NEW SERVICE 45 COLT" although the revolver is chambered for .45 ACP.According to my research & a knowledgeable collector,this example was a US Military 1917 sent back to the Colt factory in the 1920's for refurbishment.This is supported by the new barrel,the really top quality blue finish & an ampersand-Colt's early redo mark usually associated w/ SAA revolvers-stamped on the right frame behind the trigger guard.The unusual grips are numbered 324XXX inside,which would correspond w/ a 1926-7 factory redo.The barrel caliber stamp says "45 Colt" because the factory din't yet have a die for .45 ACP designation.The holster shown is a Heiser model 410 double loop style etched by the maker on the rear-
"NS 6 1/2" & is a pre-war Heiser proper for the revolver & period.Enjoy.

 
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